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14 ACC Stats You Need to Know for 2017

By Adam Kurkjian, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Looking into the crystal ball for the 2017 ACC season, you see many of the same teams at the top of the food chain.   Programs like Clemson, Florida State and Louisville in the Atlantic Division look to be the favorites again, while Miami and Virginia Tech figure to stand out in the Coastal.   But statistically, even though Clemson returns maybe the best defensive line in college...

Ranking the Toughest Games on NC State's College Football Schedule in 2017

By Antwan Staley, 3 months 3 weeks ago
NC State needed to win its regular season finale against bitter in-state rival North Carolina to become bowl eligible. Not only did the Wolfpack go on the road and defeat the Tar Heels 28-21, but they followed that up with a convincing 41-17 victory over Vanderbilt in the Independence Bowl.   Now entering 2017, expectations are higher for head coach Dave Doeren and company. While the...

College Football 2017 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 11 hours ago
The 2017 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2017 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of quarterbacks. Louisville's Lamar Jackson is the reigning Heisman winner, and he's joined by Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, Oklahoma's Baker...

Top 50 College Football Players of the Past 50 Years (Athlon Era)

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 1 day ago
The inaugural edition of Athlon Sports was published in 1967, the same year that a running back named O.J. Simpson led the USC Trojans to the national championship. As we celebrate 50 years of covering the sport, we thought it would be fun to take a deep dive and compile a ranking of the top 50 players of the Athlon Sports era. This wasn’t easy. Our checklist contained more than 300...

ACC Football 2017 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC stuffed the trophy case last season and claimed the top spot among college football’s conferences. Clemson defeated Alabama for the national title, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson won the Heisman Trophy, Florida State defeated Michigan in the Orange Bowl, and 11 teams finished with a winning record. Additionally, the ACC capped a strong regular season by claiming nine bowl...

15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Predictions for any FBS conference and all 130 college football teams are an inexact science. Some teams are just a bigger mystery than others or a hard program to get a read on for the upcoming year. Coaching changes, transfers, players returning from injury, scheme tweaks or just overall depth chart concerns make any preseason prediction difficult for a number of teams. While any FBS team...

NC State Football: 2017 Wolfpack Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 2 weeks ago
NC State went just 7-6 last season, but hung tough and almost beat Clemson and Florida State. Now head coach Dave Doeren is hoping a veteran team can put together a breakthrough in his fifth season leading the Wolfpack. The starting lineup is loaded with seniors, including one of the best defensive lines not just in the ACC, but all of FBS. There are some questions marks, mainly in the backfield...

ACC Football 2017 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The ACC had a banner year in 2016, as Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson claimed the Heisman Trophy, and Clemson hoisted the national championship trophy after beating Alabama in Tampa. The league is poised for another standout season this fall, as Florida State ranks as a projected playoff team by Athlon Sports, with Clemson, Louisville, Virginia Tech and Miami all ranking inside of the top...

ACC's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 4 days ago
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t become a consistent winner without a quarterback making all the throws and executing the right decisions on offense.   That’s why the...

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 5 days ago
The coaching depth and talent has improved significantly within the ACC over the last five seasons. The top of the league is headlined by Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, and a solid second tier is in place with Miami’s Mark Richt, Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente and Duke’s David Cutcliffe. But the real test of...